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Sun 23 Sep
Learn to Kayak at Thompson’s Lake
Sunday, September 23, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join us for a beginner’s kayak course at Thompson’s Lake! Learn the basics of kayaking with emphasis on effective paddling strokes and safe practices. This introductory course is ideal for first time and beginner kayakers. Sturdy shoes/sandals are preferred. Program is appropriate for adults and children age 12 years and older. Space is very limited, preregister by calling 518-872-0800. Parking fee is $7, kayaks are provided for participants.
Registration: Required
Sun 23 Sep
Learn to Kayak at Thompson’s Lake
Sunday, September 23, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join us for a beginner’s kayak course at Thompson’s Lake! Learn the basics of kayaking with emphasis on effective paddling strokes and safe practices. This introductory course is ideal for first time and beginner kayakers. Sturdy shoes/sandals are preferred. Program is appropriate for adults and children age 12 years and older. Space is very limited, preregister by calling 518-872-0800. Parking fee is $7, kayaks are provided for participants.
Registration: Required
Sun 23 Sep
Bushes, Berries & Birds at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, September 23, 2018 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to go outside and enjoy the gorgeous days and fall color. It’s also a great time of year to explore our local shrubs and learn who’s who and what’s what. We’ll identify some beneficial native shrubs, figure out which invasive plants to remove from our yards, and how to benefit birds and other wildlife. We’ll also keep our eyes open for migrating bird species. Dress for the outdoors and bring binoculars and/or a notebook. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 23 Sep
Bushes, Berries & Birds at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, September 23, 2018 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to go outside and enjoy the gorgeous days and fall color. It’s also a great time of year to explore our local shrubs and learn who’s who and what’s what. We’ll identify some beneficial native shrubs, figure out which invasive plants to remove from our yards, and how to benefit birds and other wildlife. We’ll also keep our eyes open for migrating bird species. Dress for the outdoors and bring binoculars and/or a notebook. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Mon 24 Sep
Nature Changes
Monday, September 24, 2018 11:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Take a fall hike with one of our educators, learning about the seasonal changes that can be easily observed. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 111 to register.
Registration: Required
Mon 24 Sep
Moonlight Kayaking
Monday, September 24, 2018 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mine Kill State Park
(518) 827-6111

Back by popular demand, Mine Kill is hosting another moonlit paddle! Participants will get the chance to paddle around the reservoir and if the water is high enough, we might even be able to paddle up the creek. This is a great way to have some fun, test your skills, and listen for some wildlife on a nice relaxing night. Canoes are welcome to join!

Space is very limited, so sign up fast! Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Participants must be 10 years of age or older. Kayaks are available to rent for $10.00. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. PFD's are REQUIRED and must be worn AT ALL TIMES. For more information or to sign up, please call the park office at (518) 827-8690.

Registration: Required
Tue 25 Sep
Eastern Ridge Hike
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

We will be starting this long hike at the Spring Overlook parking area. We will hike the short section of the Western Ridge trail to the Eastern Ridge trail. From there we will hike all the Eastern Ridge trail turning onto the Ridge Run Trail, then the Cottage Park trail for a short period then cutting back onto the Western Ridge trail to end back at the Spring Overlook parking. Please bring plenty of water, snacks and a lunch. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call our office at 518-793-0511. You will meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced to Expert

Registration: Required
Tue 25 Sep
Eastern Ridge Hike
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

We will be starting this long hike at the Spring Overlook parking area. We will hike the short section of the Western Ridge trail to the Eastern Ridge trail. From there we will hike all the Eastern Ridge trail turning onto the Ridge Run Trail, then the Cottage Park trail for a short period then cutting back onto the Western Ridge trail to end back at the Spring Overlook parking. Please bring plenty of water, snacks and a lunch. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call our office at 518-793-0511. You will meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced to Expert

Registration: Required
Tue 25 Sep
Nature Crafts
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Join us at the Creekside Classroom as we go on a scavenger hunt to find nature items that can be used to make some fall-themed crafts. This program is designed for children and families. Call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 111 to register.
Registration: Required
Tue 25 Sep
Epizooty! The Great Horse Influenza and the Erie Canal w/ Travis Bowman & Friends Meeting
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

In the Enders House- What happened when every engine in New York State effectively stopped working at the same time? Post-Civil War America is commonly thought of as a time of rapid industrialization and mechanization, but in reality, horses and mules were still at the heart of every transportation system in the country. Using collections from the new exhibit at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Senior Curator from the NYS Bureau of Historic Sites Travis Bowman will discuss the devastating effects of the horse influenza epizootic of 1872-3, which shut down the Erie Canal and possibly drove a leading freight company on the canal to go bankrupt in 1874.

There will be a brief Friends Group meeting prior to the presentation. This is a FREE event open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Wed 26 Sep
Learn to ID Hike
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 09:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Join us for a hike to learn about the common types of trees in the area. Ages 5 and up. Call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 111 to register.
Registration: Required
Wed 26 Sep
Wildlife Wednesday – Habitat Hike
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 05:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Visitor Center – Schoharie Street, Ft. Hunter

Join an environmental educator on at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site for a habitat hike to learn about the different animals that call this area home and some of their special characteristics. This program will meet at the Visitor Center and enjoy an hour-long walk around the site. This program is open to all ages, but has been designed for families with children ages 5 and up. The hike is a less than two mile round-trip and is weather dependent (will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms).

Registration is required for this program; please call Keri Surita at 518-584-2000, ext. 111, or email Keri.Surita@parks.ny.gov.

 

Registration: Required
Wed 26 Sep
Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 06:00 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
(518) 860-9094

This month we are reading Letters and Journals Relating to the War of the American Revolution, and the Capture of the German Troops at Saratoga by Baroness Riedesel.

Meet at: Browns Walloomsac Taproom, Hoosick, NY

Thu 27 Sep
The Pleasure of Wine: Madeira Presentation and Tasting
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
(518) 434-0834

Join us at Schuyler Mansion to learn about the 18th century's most status-laden wine: Madeira. On Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Robert Engel, Historian Chef at Great Camp Sagamore and Diploma holder from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, will introduce us to the history and cultivation of Madeira wine, and its important place in Schuyler hospitality.

After the presentation, Engle will lead a tasting where we will taste all four of the noble, historic Madeira styles – Sercial, Verdelho, Baul and ever-present Malmsey.

Admission to this event is $15.00 per person. Reservations required by 9/24 and may be made by calling the site at (518) 434-0834.

Registration: Required
Thu 27 Sep
Ridge Run Hike
Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This moderate hike is about 3.5 miles round trip. The hike up to the ridge is a bit steep for about a mile but then the ridge is rather flat. This is a nice hike that also takes us past the overlook of Moreau Lake, where we can stop and have lunch. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Advanced to Expert
Registration: Required
Thu 27 Sep
Ridge Run Hike
Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This moderate hike is about 3.5 miles round trip. The hike up to the ridge is a bit steep for about a mile but then the ridge is rather flat. This is a nice hike that also takes us past the overlook of Moreau Lake, where we can stop and have lunch. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Advanced to Expert
Registration: Required
Thu 27 Sep
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Visit the Creekside Classroom between 10a.m. and 12p.m. to pick up a nature scavenger hunt for your chance to win a prize! No registration necessary.
Fri 28 Sep
Leave No Trace Hike
Friday, September 28, 2018
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Join a naturalist to learn the seven different Leave No Trace principles during a hike. Ages 5 and up. Call (518) 584-2000 ext. 111 to register.
Registration: Required
Fri 28 Sep
Fireside History
Friday, September 28, 2018 05:30 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
(518) 860-9094

Join us for a fireside discussion of the battle near the hilltop monuments. Light refreshments will be served.

Fri 28 Sep
Fireside Jams
Friday, September 28, 2018 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Max V. Shaul State Park
(518) 827-4711

Ready to relax and have some dinner by the fire? Meet us at the fire ring by the Max V. Stage for Fireside Jams, and acoustic campfire music session. All instruments, dance moves, and singing voices are welcomed! Meet some new friends and discover some new talent.

Fireside Jams is held the last Saturday of every month at 7 PM. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the park office at (518) 827-8690.

Sat 29 Sep
Fall Colors Tour at Thacher Park
Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

With fall in full swing, the deciduous trees on the escarpment and in the valley begin to prep for the coming winter. The weeks leading to bare trees treat us with a beautiful array of colors. Join us as we learn the different trees and why they behave the way they do. Meet at the Pear Orchard parking lot. Pre-register for this program by calling the park office at 518-872-1237. The park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.
Registration: Required
Sat 29 Sep
National Coffee Day
Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Come celebrate National Coffee Day at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site! Stop into the Visitor Center between 10am and 1pm for a free cup of Canal Coffee and a piece of coffee cake. Explore the exhibit and maybe even the rest of the site while you enjoy National Coffee Day!
Sat 29 Sep
Fall Colors Tour at Thacher Park
Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

With fall in full swing, the deciduous trees on the escarpment and in the valley begin to prep for the coming winter. The weeks leading to bare trees treat us with a beautiful array of colors. Join us as we learn the different trees and why they behave the way they do. Meet at the Pear Orchard parking lot. Pre-register for this program by calling the park office at 518-872-1237. The park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.
Registration: Required
Sat 29 Sep
Fall Fest
Saturday, September 29, 2018 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Come to the Park for our Annual Fall Fest. Kids activities, music, and a cook-out with Schodack Landing Fire Company.

Sun 30 Sep
Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest
Sunday, September 30, 2018 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Watch giant pumpkin growers from the Northeast compete to find the biggest pumpkin of the year! Last season we had over 40 giant pumpkins. This event is free, family friendly and open to the public. This event takes place at the Lincoln Bathhouse. No registration necessary. Registration fees apply to competitors. Please call (518) 584-2000 for more information.
Sun 30 Sep
Fall Foliage Hike at Thacher Park
Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join us for a beginner’s kayak course at Thompson’s Lake! Learn the basics of kayaking with emphasis on effective paddling strokes and safe practices. This introductory course is ideal for first time and beginner kayakers. Sturdy shoes/sandals are preferred. Program is appropriate for adults and children age 12 years and older. Space is very limited, preregister by calling 518-872-0800. Parking fee is $7, kayaks are provided for participants.
Registration: Required
Sun 30 Sep
Fall Foliage Hike at Thacher Park
Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join us for a beginner’s kayak course at Thompson’s Lake! Learn the basics of kayaking with emphasis on effective paddling strokes and safe practices. This introductory course is ideal for first time and beginner kayakers. Sturdy shoes/sandals are preferred. Program is appropriate for adults and children age 12 years and older. Space is very limited, preregister by calling 518-872-0800. Parking fee is $7, kayaks are provided for participants.
Registration: Required
Mon 01 Oct
Baker Loop Hike
Monday, October 1, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

The Baker trail is always an enjoyable and challenging hike. We will summit the Palmertown Mtn range at a comfortable pace. Once we get to the Ridge we will make a loop from the Ridge Run trial to the Western Ridge trail and back down to the parking lot. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. This hike will be roughly 3 miles. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. We will meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced.
Registration: Required
Mon 01 Oct
Baker Loop Hike
Monday, October 1, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

The Baker trail is always an enjoyable and challenging hike. We will summit the Palmertown Mtn range at a comfortable pace. Once we get to the Ridge we will make a loop from the Ridge Run trial to the Western Ridge trail and back down to the parking lot. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. This hike will be roughly 3 miles. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. We will meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced.
Registration: Required
Mon 01 Oct
Kayaking with Ashley
Monday, October 1, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Join Ashley for an intro-level paddling course on the Schodack Creek. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Kayaks, life jackets, and paddles will be provided.

Registration: Required
Wed 03 Oct
Moreau Overlook to Ridge Run Hike
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This hike is one of our most strenuous here at Moreau. We will be hiking 0.9 miles up to the beautiful view of Moreau Lake. This is a steep hike and towards the end it gets a bit rocky. Then we will continue to the Ridge Run trail and make a loop back to the overlook. There we will head back down the Moreau Overlook trail. Bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch to eat at the overlook. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Expert
Registration: Required
Wed 03 Oct
Moreau Overlook to Ridge Run Hike
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This hike is one of our most strenuous here at Moreau. We will be hiking 0.9 miles up to the beautiful view of Moreau Lake. This is a steep hike and towards the end it gets a bit rocky. Then we will continue to the Ridge Run trail and make a loop back to the overlook. There we will head back down the Moreau Overlook trail. Bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch to eat at the overlook. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Expert
Registration: Required
Thu 04 Oct
Knee High Naturalist
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

At 10am AND 1PM. This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1.
Registration: Required
Thu 04 Oct
Knee High Naturalist
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

At 10am AND 1PM. This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1.
Registration: Required
Fri 05 Oct
Hudson River Kayak
Friday, October 5, 2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Come learn to kayak with us before the season is over! This wonderful paddle is a fantastic way to start. The Park Naturalist will lead this paddle along the river pointing out signs of wildlife and other wonderful sights while teaching strokes and kayaking safety. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We have kayak rentals for $15, you must be 18 years old age to rent. Please meet and pay at the park office.

Registration: Required
Fri 05 Oct
Hudson River Kayak
Friday, October 5, 2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Come learn to kayak with us before the season is over! This wonderful paddle is a fantastic way to start. The Park Naturalist will lead this paddle along the river pointing out signs of wildlife and other wonderful sights while teaching strokes and kayaking safety. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We have kayak rentals for $15, you must be 18 years old age to rent. Please meet and pay at the park office.

Registration: Required
Sat 06 Oct
Fall Foliage Hike at Thacher Park
Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Take in the scenic beauty and seasonal color of the park on this early autumn walk. We’ll walk the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail, a three-mile loop trail in the north zone of the park. At the halfway mark, we’ll stop to take in the view from High Point, on the escarpment. Dress for a cool mountain morning and bring a snack and water. Meet at Carrick Road parking area. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 06 Oct
Baker Trail Hike
Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

The Baker trail is always an enjoyable and challenging hike. We will summit thePalmertown Mtn range at a comfortable pace. Then we will hike the ridge which is rather flat and takes us to the overlook of Moreau Lake. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. This hike will be a about 2 miles. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced

Registration: Required
Sat 06 Oct
Baker Trail Hike
Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

The Baker trail is always an enjoyable and challenging hike. We will summit thePalmertown Mtn range at a comfortable pace. Then we will hike the ridge which is rather flat and takes us to the overlook of Moreau Lake. This is a pleasant hike that if we are lucky enough we may get a chance to see some wildlife. This hike will be a about 2 miles. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced

Registration: Required
Sat 06 Oct
Fall Foliage Hike at Thacher Park
Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Take in the scenic beauty and seasonal color of the park on this early autumn walk. We’ll walk the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail, a three-mile loop trail in the north zone of the park. At the halfway mark, we’ll stop to take in the view from High Point, on the escarpment. Dress for a cool mountain morning and bring a snack and water. Meet at Carrick Road parking area. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 06 Oct
Hunting and Harvesting; Preparing for Winter in the 18th Century
Saturday, October 6, 2018 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Johnson Hall State Historic Site
(518) 762-8712

Visitors will journey back to the 18th century to experience what it was like to hunt, harvest and preserve enough food to last the cold and harsh winters. 18th century hunting and harvesting equipment will be on display as interpreters provide a firsthand look at the tools and labor required needed to achieve the task. Despite all the preparation, equipment and labor, each winter brought the same unnerving question for some, will there be enough food to last until spring?

Admission: $4.00 Adults $3.00 Senior Citizens and Students Children 12 and under Free

Sat 06 Oct
A Program Celebrating Women’s Suffrage: 1848 to 1920 - A Path Through History Weekend Program
Saturday, October 6, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Grant Cottage State Historic Site
(518) 587-8277

In the context of the nationwide struggle for suffrage, learn about the issues at stake in the long fight for women's rights, and how local women (suffragists and anti-suffragists) participated in the fight. Chapman Museum Educator Kim Harvish will present a program enriched by the theater and music performances of Sandi Rhodes, Patricia Dolton and Frieda Toth.

Sun 07 Oct
Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop at Thacher Park
Sunday, October 7, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join us at the Carrick Road Parking lot and join us for our adventure through the northern area of the park. Leave No Trace is a guideline to enjoying the outdoors with as little impact as possible. This free workshop will run until roughly 2pm, so be sure to bring a packed lunch and be comfortable hiking between 3-5 miles. Pre-register for this program by calling the park office at 518-872-1237.
Registration: Required
Sun 07 Oct
Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop at Thacher Park
Sunday, October 7, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join us at the Carrick Road Parking lot and join us for our adventure through the northern area of the park. Leave No Trace is a guideline to enjoying the outdoors with as little impact as possible. This free workshop will run until roughly 2pm, so be sure to bring a packed lunch and be comfortable hiking between 3-5 miles. Pre-register for this program by calling the park office at 518-872-1237.
Registration: Required
Mon 08 Oct
Friend’s Meeting
Monday, October 8, 2018 07:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

The Friends of Moreau Lake State Park is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the support and promotion of environmental education programs and other activities at Moreau Lake State Park. Come to the monthly meetings where we will discuss our next events and general members’ information. New members are always welcome. Meetings are held in the Nature Center.
Mon 08 Oct
Friend’s Meeting
Monday, October 8, 2018 07:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

The Friends of Moreau Lake State Park is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the support and promotion of environmental education programs and other activities at Moreau Lake State Park. Come to the monthly meetings where we will discuss our next events and general members’ information. New members are always welcome. Meetings are held in the Nature Center.
Tue 09 Oct
Waterfall to Lake Ann Hike
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This will be about a 5-mile hike with ups and downs, making this a nice, scenic loop. We will start at the Lake Bonita parking lot and head over to the Waterfall trail. From there we will hike the Western ridge trail to the Lake Ann trail. This will take us back to Lake Bonita where we will head back to the parking area. Program fees apply. Registration is required 24 hours advanced notice Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced to Expert
Registration: Required
Tue 09 Oct
Waterfall to Lake Ann Hike
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This will be about a 5-mile hike with ups and downs, making this a nice, scenic loop. We will start at the Lake Bonita parking lot and head over to the Waterfall trail. From there we will hike the Western ridge trail to the Lake Ann trail. This will take us back to Lake Bonita where we will head back to the parking area. Program fees apply. Registration is required 24 hours advanced notice Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced to Expert
Registration: Required
Thu 11 Oct
Moreau Kayak Trip
Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Come learn to kayak with us before the season is over! This wonderful paddle is a fantastic way to start. The Park Naturalist will lead this paddle along the river pointing out signs of wildlife and other wonderful sights while teaching strokes and kayaking safety. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We have kayak rentals for $15, you must be 18 years old age to rent. Please meet and pay at the park office.
Registration: Required
Thu 11 Oct
Moreau Kayak Trip
Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Come learn to kayak with us before the season is over! This wonderful paddle is a fantastic way to start. The Park Naturalist will lead this paddle along the river pointing out signs of wildlife and other wonderful sights while teaching strokes and kayaking safety. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We have kayak rentals for $15, you must be 18 years old age to rent. Please meet and pay at the park office.
Registration: Required
Fri 12 Oct
Lake Bonita/Lake Ann/ Cottage Park Hike
Friday, October 12, 2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This will be a long hike starting at Lake Bonita to the Lake Ann Trail to the Eastern Ridge trail all the way over to the Cottage park trail and down the mountain. This hike will be roughly 6.5 miles. We will spot cars. Call the park office to register for this hike with 24-hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We will meet and pay at the office. Kids and anyone 62 and older are $1, everyone else $2. Rating: Advanced to Expert
Registration: Required
Fri 12 Oct
Lake Bonita/Lake Ann/ Cottage Park Hike
Friday, October 12, 2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This will be a long hike starting at Lake Bonita to the Lake Ann Trail to the Eastern Ridge trail all the way over to the Cottage park trail and down the mountain. This hike will be roughly 6.5 miles. We will spot cars. Call the park office to register for this hike with 24-hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We will meet and pay at the office. Kids and anyone 62 and older are $1, everyone else $2. Rating: Advanced to Expert
Registration: Required
Sat 13 Oct
Guided Walk on the Indian Ladder Trail at Thacher Park
Saturday, October 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Descend the cliff and learn about the geologic and cultural history of the Helderbergs on this scenic and historic trail. See underground streams, look for fossils, and step inside the crevice cave along the trail. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder picnic area. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Sat 13 Oct
Guided Walk on the Indian Ladder Trail at Thacher Park
Saturday, October 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Descend the cliff and learn about the geologic and cultural history of the Helderbergs on this scenic and historic trail. See underground streams, look for fossils, and step inside the crevice cave along the trail. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder picnic area. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Sat 13 Oct
Lake Bonita Hike
Saturday, October 13, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This hike has a couple ups and downs that travel around Lake Bonita. This hike is about 2+ miles and has some beautiful views of the Lake. Keep your eyes peeled and you will see some lovely rock outcroppings and maybe some neat wildlife. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Sat 13 Oct
Lake Bonita Hike
Saturday, October 13, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

This hike has a couple ups and downs that travel around Lake Bonita. This hike is about 2+ miles and has some beautiful views of the Lake. Keep your eyes peeled and you will see some lovely rock outcroppings and maybe some neat wildlife. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Sat 13 Oct
Spectres, Strange Sights, and Visions
Saturday, October 13, 2018 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
(518) 434-0834

Do you believe in ghosts? The people of 18th century Albany did! Join us around the campfire at Schuyler Mansion to hear ghost stories and learn about what visions of "spectres" and "apparitions" tell us about beliefs during Philip Schuyler's time. Younger siblings and the faint of heart are welcome to paint spooky pumpkins. Mulled cider and refreshments. Admission: Suggested donation of $3.00 per person. Reservations required by October 10. Outdoor program - visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets and dress for the weather. In the event of rain, program will be held indoors with limited seating.

Registration: Required
Sun 14 Oct
Autumn Birches Children’s Art Class at Thacher Nature
Sunday, October 14, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Paint the colors of fall! We will have fun painting this colorful fall scene as we learn about blending paint in a unique way. Fee of $10 includes all materials. This program is appropriate for children 7-13 years old. Please call 518-872-0800 to register your child.

Registration: Required
Sun 14 Oct
Autumn Birches Children’s Art Class at Thacher Nature
Sunday, October 14, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Paint the colors of fall! We will have fun painting this colorful fall scene as we learn about blending paint in a unique way. Fee of $10 includes all materials. This program is appropriate for children 7-13 years old. Please call 518-872-0800 to register your child.

Registration: Required
Sun 14 Oct
The Power of H2O at Thacher Park Visitor Center
Sunday, October 14, 2018 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Snowflakes, streams, and oceans all have one main thing in common. This resource we take for granted in the northeast, has special powers that affects the world in countless ways. Join us at the Visitor Center as we dissect this strange mixture and begin to discover what power water truly has. Pre-Register for this program by calling the park office at 518-872-1237. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.
Registration: Required
Sun 14 Oct
Fall Paddle
Sunday, October 14, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Mine Kill State Park
(518) 827-6111

John Burroughs once said "How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days." If you want to witness some beautiful Autumn colors, sign up for our Fall Paddle Tour! We'll paddle up the Schoharie Creek if the water level allows and witness the bright yellows, reds, and oranges, that signal the changing of the seasons. This is a relaxing, quiet tour for patrons who need to rent a kayak, or have their own. Sign up today as there are a limited number of spaces!

We have many diverse kayaks available for rent for $10.00. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. No walk-ins will be allowed. PFD's are REQUIRED. Children must be 10 years of age to kayak on their own. Accommodations can be made for younger children. Please call the park office at (518) 827-8690 to register or for more information.

Registration: Required
Sun 14 Oct
The Power of H2O at Thacher Park Visitor Center
Sunday, October 14, 2018 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Snowflakes, streams, and oceans all have one main thing in common. This resource we take for granted in the northeast, has special powers that affects the world in countless ways. Join us at the Visitor Center as we dissect this strange mixture and begin to discover what power water truly has. Pre-Register for this program by calling the park office at 518-872-1237. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.
Registration: Required
Tue 16 Oct
Potter Point Hike
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Take a walk in the woods on this easily navigable and trail free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Meet and pay at the park office. $1 for kids and anyone over 62, $2 for everyone else. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Tue 16 Oct
Potter Point Hike
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Take a walk in the woods on this easily navigable and trail free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Meet and pay at the park office. $1 for kids and anyone over 62, $2 for everyone else. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Tue 16 Oct
Autumn Walking Tour
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Visitor Center- Come explore the trails at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site w/ site educator David for this free Autumn Tour. The tour covers about a mile of the historic Erie Canal towpath and will include interpretive stops along the way. Autumn is a terrific time of year to walk the trails at Schoharie Crossing, and this is a great chance to get a free tour.

Tour time is approximately 90 minutes with interpretive stops. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking on grass trails. In case of *Rain* tour will be post-poned.

Thu 18 Oct
Knee High Naturalist
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

At 10am AND 1pm. This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1. Class usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour.

Registration: Required
Thu 18 Oct
Knee High Naturalist
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

At 10am AND 1pm. This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1. Class usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour.

Registration: Required
Thu 18 Oct
Moreau Kayak Trip
Thursday, October 18, 2018 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Come learn to kayak with us before the season is over! This wonderful twilight paddle is a fantastic way to start. The Park Naturalist will lead this paddle along the lake pointing out signs of wildlife and other wonderful sights while teaching strokes and kayaking safety. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We have kayak rentals for $15, you must be 18 years old age to rent. Please meet and pay at the park office.

Registration: Required
Thu 18 Oct
Moreau Kayak Trip
Thursday, October 18, 2018 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Come learn to kayak with us before the season is over! This wonderful twilight paddle is a fantastic way to start. The Park Naturalist will lead this paddle along the lake pointing out signs of wildlife and other wonderful sights while teaching strokes and kayaking safety. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We have kayak rentals for $15, you must be 18 years old age to rent. Please meet and pay at the park office.

Registration: Required
Sat 20 Oct
Spring Overlook Hike
Saturday, October 20, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

A park naturalist will lead as we hike along this steep but short hike up to the Spring Overlook. This almost mile long trek one way is one of the favorites at the park. Once at the top you will see a beautiful view of the Hudson River. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. This hike is about 2-miles round trip, so not very long, but a little on the steeper side. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced

Registration: Required
Sat 20 Oct
Spring Overlook Hike
Saturday, October 20, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

A park naturalist will lead as we hike along this steep but short hike up to the Spring Overlook. This almost mile long trek one way is one of the favorites at the park. Once at the top you will see a beautiful view of the Hudson River. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. This hike is about 2-miles round trip, so not very long, but a little on the steeper side. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced

Registration: Required
Sun 21 Oct
Geology of the Blue Trail at Thacher Park
Sunday, October 21, 2018 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

The blue trail in the southern portion of the park is a hidden gem and doesn’t necessarily get explored too often. Along this trail, you’ll pass a series of cliffs and some fields full of grikes. Wear appropriate footwear for walking on and off trail to view the geology. Meet at the Paint Mine parking lot. Pre-register for this program by calling the park office at 518-872-1237. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.
Registration: Required
Sun 21 Oct
Geology of the Blue Trail at Thacher Park
Sunday, October 21, 2018 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

The blue trail in the southern portion of the park is a hidden gem and doesn’t necessarily get explored too often. Along this trail, you’ll pass a series of cliffs and some fields full of grikes. Wear appropriate footwear for walking on and off trail to view the geology. Meet at the Paint Mine parking lot. Pre-register for this program by calling the park office at 518-872-1237. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.
Registration: Required
Sun 21 Oct
Fall Concert: the Musicians of Ma’alwyck
Sunday, October 21, 2018 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
(814) 441-0852

The Musicians will present Nights in Naples and a Few Other Places!, a concert featuring works of Blum, Monzani, and Weber for flute, violin and guitar.

Dinner to follow at Café Capriccio. $45. Seating strictly limited, reservations necessary by Oct 18. To purchase tickets, please contact the Musicians directly at (814) 441 - 0852 or visit their website.

Registration: Required
Tue 23 Oct
Western Ridge Hike
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

We will park a car at Mud pond and drive over to the Spring Overlook parking lot. From there we will start the Western Ridge trail and hike it in its entirety to Mud pond. This will be just about 6 miles. Call the park office to register for this hike with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Meet and pay ($1 for kids and 62+, $2 for everyone else) at the park office. Rating: Advanced to Expert

Registration: Required
Tue 23 Oct
Western Ridge Hike
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

We will park a car at Mud pond and drive over to the Spring Overlook parking lot. From there we will start the Western Ridge trail and hike it in its entirety to Mud pond. This will be just about 6 miles. Call the park office to register for this hike with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Meet and pay ($1 for kids and 62+, $2 for everyone else) at the park office. Rating: Advanced to Expert

Registration: Required
Wed 24 Oct
Stonewall Run Hike
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Join the Park Naturalist on a beautiful hike overlooking the Hudson. This is a hidden gem on the other side of the Hudson River. It is a truly wonderful place to explore. This trail is about 3.5-miles round trip. Pre-registration is required, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Moderate

Registration: Required
Wed 24 Oct
Stonewall Run Hike
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Join the Park Naturalist on a beautiful hike overlooking the Hudson. This is a hidden gem on the other side of the Hudson River. It is a truly wonderful place to explore. This trail is about 3.5-miles round trip. Pre-registration is required, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Moderate

Registration: Required
Wed 24 Oct
All About Bats
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Join an educator as they talk about the bats of New York and why they are important. This is a family friendly event. Please call the park office with 24- hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We will meet and pay at the office. Kids and anyone over 62 are $1, adults are $2.

Registration: Required
Wed 24 Oct
All About Bats
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Join an educator as they talk about the bats of New York and why they are important. This is a family friendly event. Please call the park office with 24- hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We will meet and pay at the office. Kids and anyone over 62 are $1, adults are $2.

Registration: Required
Thu 25 Oct
Full Moon Hike
Thursday, October 25, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Our Park Naturalist will be leading this month's Full Moon Hike. While walkingaround the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and themoon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Thu 25 Oct
Full Moon Hike
Thursday, October 25, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Our Park Naturalist will be leading this month's Full Moon Hike. While walkingaround the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and themoon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply. Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Fri 26 Oct
Eastern Ridge Hike
Friday, October 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

We will be starting this long, roughly 5-mile hike at the Spring Overlook parking area. We will hike the Eastern Ridge trail all the way to where it meets the Cottage Park Trail. We will connect onto the Western Ridge trail making a big loop. This will be about a 5.5-6-mile hike. Please bring plenty of water, snacks and a lunch. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call our office at 518-793-0511. You will meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced to Expert
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Oct
Eastern Ridge Hike
Friday, October 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

We will be starting this long, roughly 5-mile hike at the Spring Overlook parking area. We will hike the Eastern Ridge trail all the way to where it meets the Cottage Park Trail. We will connect onto the Western Ridge trail making a big loop. This will be about a 5.5-6-mile hike. Please bring plenty of water, snacks and a lunch. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call our office at 518-793-0511. You will meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Advanced to Expert
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Oct
Moreau Kayak Trip
Friday, October 26, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Come learn kayaking with us before the season is over! This wonderful twilight paddle is a fantastic way to learn a new fun way to spend time outside. The Park Naturalist will lead this beginner's paddle around the lake pointing out wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. We have kayak rentals for $15, you must be 18 years old age to rent. Please meet and pay at the park office.

Registration: Required
Fri 26 Oct
Moreau Kayak Trip
Friday, October 26, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Come learn kayaking with us before the season is over! This wonderful twilight paddle is a fantastic way to learn a new fun way to spend time outside. The Park Naturalist will lead this beginner's paddle around the lake pointing out wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. We have kayak rentals for $15, you must be 18 years old age to rent. Please meet and pay at the park office.

Registration: Required
Fri 26 Oct
Critters of the Night Hike at Thacher Nature Center
Friday, October 26, 2018 06:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Under the cover of darkness, the forest comes alive with sounds of animals and insects adapted to night-life! Join us for a sensory hike through the fields and forests surrounding the Nature Center, as we search for elusive critters of the night. Learn to identify some common night sounds and give your best owl call a shot! This program is appropriate for adults and children age 8 and older. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Oct
Critters of the Night Hike at Thacher Nature Center
Friday, October 26, 2018 06:30 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Under the cover of darkness, the forest comes alive with sounds of animals and insects adapted to night-life! Join us for a sensory hike through the fields and forests surrounding the Nature Center, as we search for elusive critters of the night. Learn to identify some common night sounds and give your best owl call a shot! This program is appropriate for adults and children age 8 and older. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 27 Oct
Nature’s Creepy Mystery Trail at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Take a walk on the Nature Center Trail and discover cool and creepy natural objects and oddities along the way. Use the clues to complete the challenge and win a prize! Wear your Halloween costume if you like. Make Halloween crafts and enjoy warm cider and donuts. This fun (not scary) program is appropriate for all ages. Please call 518-872-0800 for more information.

Sat 27 Oct
Nature’s Creepy Mystery Trail at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Take a walk on the Nature Center Trail and discover cool and creepy natural objects and oddities along the way. Use the clues to complete the challenge and win a prize! Wear your Halloween costume if you like. Make Halloween crafts and enjoy warm cider and donuts. This fun (not scary) program is appropriate for all ages. Please call 518-872-0800 for more information.

Sat 27 Oct
Haunted Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 27, 2018 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

It is that time of year again. Come and partake in the festivities here at Moreau Lake State Park. The Friends of Moreau Lake (non-profit) will be sponsoring this event. Take a haunted walk with refreshments and activities afterwards. Advance registration is required and a $5 fee/car is required. Contact the park office at (518)-793-0511 to make reservations or if you have questions. Proceeds go to benefit the educational programs at the park.

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Oct
Haunted Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 27, 2018 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

It is that time of year again. Come and partake in the festivities here at Moreau Lake State Park. The Friends of Moreau Lake (non-profit) will be sponsoring this event. Take a haunted walk with refreshments and activities afterwards. Advance registration is required and a $5 fee/car is required. Contact the park office at (518)-793-0511 to make reservations or if you have questions. Proceeds go to benefit the educational programs at the park.

Registration: Required
Mon 29 Oct
Stonewall Run Hike
Monday, October 29, 2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Join the Park educator on a beautiful hike overlooking the Hudson. This is a hidden gem on the other side of the Hudson River. It is a truly wonderful place to explore. This trail is about 3.5-miles round trip. Pre-registration is required, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Moderate

Registration: Required
Mon 29 Oct
Stonewall Run Hike
Monday, October 29, 2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Join the Park educator on a beautiful hike overlooking the Hudson. This is a hidden gem on the other side of the Hudson River. It is a truly wonderful place to explore. This trail is about 3.5-miles round trip. Pre-registration is required, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office. Rating: Moderate

Registration: Required
Tue 30 Oct
Critter Crawl
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Join a park educator as we go into our woods to explore! We will walk to a close by creek bed. There we will look under logs and rocks searching for cool critters. But make sure you always put everything back where you found it! Please call to reserve a spot at 518-793-0511 with 24-hour advanced notice. We will meet and pay for the event at the park office.

Registration: Required
Tue 30 Oct
Critter Crawl
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Join a park educator as we go into our woods to explore! We will walk to a close by creek bed. There we will look under logs and rocks searching for cool critters. But make sure you always put everything back where you found it! Please call to reserve a spot at 518-793-0511 with 24-hour advanced notice. We will meet and pay for the event at the park office.

Registration: Required
Wed 31 Oct
Turtle Talk
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Harrelson and Daryl are our two resident terrestrial turtles that we care for here at the park. Come and spend some time learning about their habits, habitat, diet and what life would look like in the wild. Afterwards we may take a little walk with them on the beach. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Children and seniors are $1, everyone else is $2.

Registration: Required
Wed 31 Oct
Turtle Talk
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Harrelson and Daryl are our two resident terrestrial turtles that we care for here at the park. Come and spend some time learning about their habits, habitat, diet and what life would look like in the wild. Afterwards we may take a little walk with them on the beach. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Children and seniors are $1, everyone else is $2.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Nov
Nature’s Engineers at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 3, 2018 03:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Beavers are famously busy animals with the unique ability to create their own habitats! Come learn more about the many adaptations that allow beavers to redesign entire ecosystems and survive the winter! After an indoor presentation, we will visit a nearby beaver lodge in hopes of catching a beaver or two in action! This program is appropriate for adults and children 7 years and older. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Nov
Nature’s Engineers at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 3, 2018 03:30 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Beavers are famously busy animals with the unique ability to create their own habitats! Come learn more about the many adaptations that allow beavers to redesign entire ecosystems and survive the winter! After an indoor presentation, we will visit a nearby beaver lodge in hopes of catching a beaver or two in action! This program is appropriate for adults and children 7 years and older. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Tue 06 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

In the Enders House- Speaker & Topic TBA Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.
Tue 06 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Michael Diana, the Education and Programs Manager for the Schenectady County Historical Society will present "The Mabee Farm: New Stories from Old Schenectady" to kick off our 2018 NYS History Month Tuesday Talks series.

Sitting above the picturesque Mohawk river, the Mabee Farm tells the story of so many generations of farmers, traders and travelers who made their lives in and around Schenectady. While many have heard the story of Jan Mabee, the founder of the farm, this presentation introduces some lesser known but equally fascinating characters whose stories were crucial to the family's success. You'll meet Annetje and Catrina, two Mabee matriarchs whose Mohawk and Dutch upbringing made them a force to reckon with. We'll also explore the life of Cato, an enslaved man belonging to the Mabees and his daring attempt to find freedom. Lastly, we'll meet Jacob whose struggled to preserve the lifestyle of his ancestors in an industrializing world.

Michael Diana grew up in Guilderland, New York and has long been fascinated with the natural and historic landscape of the Mohawk Valley. He studied history at Hamilton College and returned to Schenectady where he currently works at the Schenectady County Historical Society.

Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.

Sat 10 Nov
GEOCACHE End of the Challenge Potluck at the Lock Event
Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Yankee Hill Lock

Come finish up the 2018 Sara-Cap Regional Geocache Challenge by enjoying an event at Schoharie Crossing. We will trade off TBs, share in some great conversation and snag those last smiles before NYAdmin & Sara-Cap archive another amazing year of geocaching! We will be having a Potluck at the Lock so bring your favorite dish to share. There is some indoor space at the Putman Canal Store in case the weather acts up. There will be give-a-ways and more!

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Sun 11 Nov
Veterans Day Observance
Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:00 AM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
(518) 860-9094

This year the theme of our ceremony will be service through the centuries. The service of soldiers from the Revolutionary War to the 20th century will be honored. Don't miss the final day of our 2018 season.

Tue 13 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

In the Enders House- Speaker & Topic TBA Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.
Tue 13 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Scots-Irish Immigration Patterns, the Old New York Frontier and the Cherry Valley Massacre

Terry McMaster has conducted research that centers on the settlement of the western frontier of colonial New York beginning about 1740 by Scots-Irish settlers and examines the development of that and other communities in the upper Susquehanna River watershed.

This presentation looks at 18th century Native American settlements of the Mohawk and upper Susquehanna regions, especially Tiononderoga (Ft. Hunter), Canajoharie, Schoharie and Onaquaga, the influence of missionaries on these villages, and the cultural, political and religious influences which fed both sides of the conflict.

Enhanced with maps and illustrations from 18th century sources, we will look at how ethnic differences and religious affiliation largely determined how sides were chosen prior to and during the early years of the war for independence.

Terry McMaster is an independent historian whose research focuses on the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley and on the settlement patterns, family connections and border warfare along colonial New York's western frontier in the 18th century.

Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.

Tue 20 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

"Fulton County in Hollywood" with Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-SaladinoExplore Fulton County's links to MGM, the Schine theater empire and it's connection to McCarthyism, local celebrities, and more in this presentation about the area's silver screen history.

Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.

Tue 20 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

In the Enders House- Speaker & Topic TBA Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.
Tue 27 Nov
NYS History Month – Tuesday Talks
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

In the Enders House- Speaker & Topic TBA Celebrate the rich history of New York State with us during this series of talks recognizing NYS History Month.